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News and Headlines. 10/22/2018


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In The News:

Uber to deliver ‘flying burgers’ via a drone as soon as 2021

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Uber Technologies is looking to speed up its “flying burgers” initiative faster than previously planned.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company has an aggressive timeline for getting its delivery drones project up and running — as soon as next year.

As of Sunday, Uber was seeking an operations executive who could help it carry out its ambitious plan.

Drive.ai brings free, on-demand self-driving car rides to second Texas city

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Not only is everything bigger in Texas, but, soon, things could be easier, too. At least, that seems to be the hope of California-based autonomous car company Drive.ai, which has launched a second pilot program in the Lone Star state.

Residents of Arlington can now ride in the same self-driving shuttle as those of Frisco. The company’s goal is to help “people get where they need to go in a way that’s safe, efficient, and enjoyable to experience.”

Trusting an autonomous shuttle to take you to the nearest taco stand is easier said than done, but the company has logged some pretty impressive mileage.

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Incredible photos show great white sharks devouring whale

44061626_549048288841238_1903909880775835648_oGraphic photos show a pair of great white sharks devouring a dead whale in Cape Cod Bay.

The gruesome scene unfolded during a recent whale watching trip and was captured by Joanne Jarzobski, marine biologist on the Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises boat,

North Carolina restaurant server given $10,000 cash tip by patron who ordered water

694940094001_5851922066001_5851923245001-vsA server at a restaurant in North Carolina was given a $10,000 cash tip by a patron who ordered two waters.

Alaina Custer, an employee of Sup Dogs in Greenville and student of nearby East Carolina University, was shocked when she discovered the stack of bills left on the table Saturday.

‘Wife Swap’ son charged with murder of mom and younger brother in Ohio: report

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Jacob Stockdale of ‘Wife Swap’ has been charged with the murder of his mother and brother. (Stark County Sheriff’s Office)

A man that formerly appeared on the ABC series “Wife Swap,” has been charged with two counts of murder for allegedly killing his mother and younger brother, according to multiple reports.

Jacob Stockdale, 26, reportedly shot his mother, Kathryn, as well as his 21-year-old brother, James in 2017. According to TMZ, they died instantly and Stockdale later then turned the weapon on himself, firing one shot into his head. However, he survived and was immediately hospitalized so that doctors could repair the damage through surgery and rehab.

Florida man kills girlfriend, child after fight over watching football on TV, court documents show

Tyrone Terell Johnson, 42,

Tyrone Terell Johnson, 42,

Tyrone Terell Johnson, 42, was arrested Sunday night and faces several charges — including murder and aggravated child abuse — in the death of his girlfriend and her 10-year-old son, neither of who were not identified.

Johnson told Hillsborough County deputies that he and his girlfriend got into a verbal argument over changing the channel to watch a football game and the incident escalated, court documents stated.

Suspect, 18, accused in murder of Georgia police officer is shot, killed by cops

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Tafahree Maynard, 18, (right) shot and killed Antwan Toney, 30 (left) on Saturday. (Gwinnett County Police Department)

An 18-year-old man wanted in the murder of a Georgia cop was shot and killed by police Monday after they encountered him holding a lawnmower blade in a shed, police said, ending a massive manhunt two days after the 30-year-old officer was murdered.

Authorities located Tafahree Maynard on Monday morning after officers began investigating a tip the suspect was spotted in the Snellville area within the last 12 hours. Officers encountered Maynard in a shed and he “failed to comply” with verbal commands, Police Chief Butch Ayers said in a news conference on Monday.

PHOTO: Caravan Protesters Paint Swastika on American Flag, Burn It in the Street

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A photo from the Associated Press shows protesters burning an American flag with a swastika painted on it in support of the migrant caravan heading through Central America for the United States.

“Two people burn a United States flag during a protest in favor of the caravan of migrants that is currently stuck on the Guatemala-Mexico border, in front of the American embassy, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018,” the AP Images description reads in part.

Migrant caravan surges to 7,000 heading to US after 2,000 deported in Guatemala

Over the weekend, the U.S.-bound migrant caravan from Honduras has now amassed an estimated 7,000 people on its trek through Mexico toward the United States.

Authorities in Mexico estimated Sunday that the caravan now contains 7,000 migrants, most of which hail from Honduras, and that number stands after Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said an estimated 2,000 have been captured and deported to Honduras, according to an NBC News report Monday.

“Sadly, it looks like Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States. Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in. I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National [Emergency]. Must change laws!” President Trump tweeted Monday morning.

Second migrant caravan: New group rushes to join ranks, deportees vow return to America

ContentBroker_contentid-c64b44d2deb848549d16ed1d2900c9f9As the massive migrant caravan pushes toward the southern U.S. border, a second group of about 1,000 people from Honduras is rushing to join the main group — which reportedly has swelled its ranks with several people who’ve already been deported.

“They catch you, and you try to get back,” said Imner Anthony Fuentes, a 29-year-old who reportedly was deported for the sixth time from the U.S. five months ago. He has a son and a U.S. citizen girlfriend living in Birmingham, Ala., the Washington Post reported.

Illegal immigrant detained after pizza delivery at military base arrested again

An illegal immigrant who was detained but later released after delivering pizza to a military base in New York was arrested again — this time for alleged domestic violence.

Pablo Villavicencio, an Ecuadorean native, pushed his wife against a wall before slapping her and grabbing her phone to keep her from calling the cops, according to a criminal complaint.

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Tell Democrats: Ignore Migrant Caravan

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The Democrats’ Saturday statement came as the migrants pushed their way into Mexico, amid passive resistance from the Mexican government and support from sympathetic Mexicans. Late on Sunday, the Associated Press reported:

Most of the migrants are eager for low-wage jobs, but many are also looking for healthcare, schools, and welfare from U.S. taxpayers. Their goals are a boon to U.S. employers, renters, and retailers, for government aid workers and education officials, and also for elite progressives who wish to display their preference for distant peoples over their fellow nationals.

Top Dems urge caution on ‘blue wave,’ temper expectations

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Top Democrats are working to manage expectations about a “blue wave” sweeping the party into power on Capitol Hill, urging caution about those predictions amid fresh signs that the midterms could be much closer than anticipated.

With just over two weeks to go before the critical elections, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said Monday that he doesn’t use the term “blue wave” to talk about a possible victory for his party. Even though House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — who has her eyes on the speaker’s gavel — said just days earlier they could be looking at a Democratic “tsunami,” Perez predicted a tight race for control of Congress.

Michael Avenatti ordered by judge to hand over $4.85 million in back pay to attorney at his former law firm

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Dennis Landin issued the ruling after turning down a request from Avenatti to have the matter moved to federal court, which the opposing side called a delay tactic.

Monday’s decision also follows an earlier ruling from a U.S. bankruptcy court judge who ordered Avenatti’s former firm to pay $10 million to Frank.

World News:

U.S. warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

TAIPEI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday in the second such operation this year, as the U.S. military increases the frequency of transits through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China.

The voyage risks further heightening tensions with China but will likely be viewed in self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of support by President Donald Trump’s government, amid growing friction between Taipei and Beijing.

Hurricane Willa churns toward Mexico as a ‘potentially catastrophic’ Category 5 storm

Hurricane Willa, currently churning about 155 miles south-southwest of Las Islas Marías in Mexico, has strengthened to a “potentially catastrophic” Category 5 storm, the highest level of the Saffir-Simpson scale, the National Hurricane Center said Monday.

Willa is expected to dump up to 18 inches of rain over parts of Mexico and produce a life-threatening storm surge, the agency said in its latest advisory.Willa has maximum sustained winds of 160 miles an hour and is moving north at about 7 miles an hour.

Ronaldo defends himself against rape accusations

MANCHESTER, England — Speaking publicly for the first time since being accused of rape, Cristiano Ronaldo has defended himself against the allegations and says he is confident the truth will come out in the case.

The soccer superstar has been accused of rape in the United States. Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit last month in Nevada claiming Ronaldo raped her in his Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Police also reopened an investigation into the allegation at her request.

Commentary/Opinion:

‘Two-States of California’- Victor Davis Hanson at American Freedom Alliance

Classical scholar, Victor Davis Hanson, resides in Central California, educates at Stanford in Palo Alto, and addresses the political, economic, and cultural disparity between the liberal elites along the Pacific Coast and the rest of the state, 40 miles east of the coast. At the American Freedom Alliance’s “California: From gold to dust” conference in L.A. 20 August ’17.

Caravan follies of 2018

President Donald John Trump is the Grand Clarifier. His Red Pill may be hard to swallow but it shows the world as it is, not as it is portrayed on television.

He reveals people for who they are, or rather he gets them to drop their masks.

This is why so many people who attack him wind up worse for the wear.

The caravan heading north is doomed because the people in the caravan are not seeking political asylum but access to an underground economy.

People see through the media spin.

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